Campus Returning Fully in Person February 12

Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 8:30am

February 2, 2022

Dear campus community,

The start of the lunar new year provides the opportunity to look towards the future. The Year of the Tiger signifies strength and bravery, and in a moment of reflection, it serves to highlight the strength and commitment we’ve shown to keeping ourselves and others safe throughout this dynamic pandemic. 

Sonoma County is currently seeing a decrease in COVID-19 transmission rates, indicating that the surge in the Omicron variant is beginning to slow, and therefore our temporary shift to offer classes remotely and allowing staff the flexibility to resume Fall 2021 telecommuting schedules will end on February 11. As we look towards the next few weeks, we remain steadfast in our commitment to resume on-campus, in-person activities and services.

To this end, classes will resume in-person on February 12 to their originally scheduled modality. Students with in-person classes should plan to revert to their previously planned schedule. Students with questions about their courses should contact their instructors. Deans, department chairs, the Office of Faculty Success, and the Center for Teaching and Educational Technology (CTET) can assist faculty with addressing questions about preparing for in-person instruction. 

Staff and administrators will revert to their Spring 2022 schedules or telecommuting agreements beginning February 12. As a reminder, employees with a telecommute agreement are expected to complete the preponderance of work (at least three days per week) on campus, and are required to be available to return to campus when necessary.

We each have a responsibility to keep our campus safe. All Seawolves with cold-like symptoms should stay away from campus and get tested for COVID as soon as possible. You can view the schedule for our campus COVID Testing Center online. We must each remember to complete the Daily Wellness Screening every day that we are on campus. These screenings help notify the Student Health Center and the COVID Monitoring Team of potential COVID exposures and ensure Seawolves are receiving the support and care they may need. Our Office of Emergency Services will continue to monitor COVID-19 trends to ensure safety protocols continue to protect the health of our campus community

Stay safe and well,
Judy K. Sakaki